Federal environment minister Angela Merkel has pledged to put more effort into promoting the German wind industry at home and abroad. While visiting the Windtest station at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog in February she also promised backing for the Electricity Feed Law, which enshrines the Renewable Energy Feed In Tariff. Merkel participated in a discussion about the future of wind with representatives from the regional utility Schleswag and several wind station operators. Merkel's visit was part of a tour on which Merkel was accompanied by Dietrich Austermann, member of the federal parliament for Itzehoe.
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